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Composite decking companies expand, boosting PCR demand

Published: May 18, 2022
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Cedar Poly facility exterior.

Cedar Poly in Tipson, Iowa was just acquired by UFP Industries. | Cedar Poly website

Recycled-plastic decking manufacturers are responding to strong markets for their products by expanding production capacity, including UFP buying reclaimer Cedar Poly and Fiberon breaking ground on a facility in Tennessee.

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Polyethylene film recycling plant coming to Minnesota

Published: May 4, 2022
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Stacks of rolled plastic film for recycling.

A number of prominent names are financing Myplas USA’s first U.S. polyethylene film recycling plant, to be located in Rogers, Minn., outside of Minneapolis. | Joyce Blessthink/Shutterstock

Brand owners and other private and public entities are investing millions of dollars into a plastic reclaimer’s project to build a 170,000-square-foot film recycling facility in the Upper Midwest.

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Analysts say higher PCR prices are the new normal

Published: April 6, 2022
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Markets panel speakers at the 2022 Plastics Recycling Conference

In a session moderated by Roxanne Spiekerman (left), resin markets experts Marcelo Wasem (center) and Joel Morales (right) presented their analysis to attendees at the 2022 Plastics Recycling Conference. | Brian Adams Photo/Resource Recycling, Inc.

Post-consumer HDPE and PP prices have been hot lately, and they’re likely to stay that way given consistently strong demand and relatively slow supply increases, according to one market expert.

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GDB increases PCR production to 80 million pounds annually

Published: March 23, 2022
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baled plastic films

GDB in installing additional post-consumer resin processing lines, which will give the company a total production capacity of 80 million pounds per year. | PhilipR/Shutterstock

GDB International is expanding its film recycling capabilities and plans to add more collection points nationwide, betting on increased demand for post-consumer LDPE, LLDPE and HDPE.

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FDA letters cover recycling of polyolefins

Published: March 16, 2022
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Starlinger and Co. HDPE milk bottles.

Starlinger and Co. received letters of no-objection for the company’s technologies for recycling HDPE scrap into food-grade post-consumer resin. | Starlinger and Co.

The U.S. FDA green-lighted a process to recycle LLDPE scrap into food packaging, one of several letters the agency issued over the past seven months.

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LDPE recycling firm Circulus plans ambitious rollout

Published: December 15, 2021
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Circulus facility interior.

The processing line at Circulus gives the company the ability to easily switch between processing LDPE, PP and HDPE, although its initial primary focus is on LDPE film. | Courtesy of Circulus

A film recycling company that recently opened its first facility in California aims to launch two additional plants in the U.S. next year, with more on the way in the future.

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NOVA and film producer increase post-consumer resin use

Published: November 3, 2021
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Nova Chemicals line of PCR.

NOVA Chemicals noted that rising demand for recycled resin is tied to consumer buying preferences. | Courtesy of NOVA Chemicals

NOVA Chemicals is expanding its PCR business to produce resin made with more recycled plastic, which will be supplied to Charter Next Generation for use in a range of non-food flexible film applications.

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Global companies make recycled plastic moves

Published: April 14, 2021
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Selection of recycled-content plastic products from Tupperware Brands Corporation

Eastman is now supplying its Tritan Renew brand recycled resin to Tupperware Brands Corporation, which is using it to produce containers. | Courtesy of Tupperware Brands Corporation.

Three virgin plastics producers expand their recycled-resin offerings, and a chemically recycled copolyester finds a home in Tupperware food and drink containers.

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Film producer releases offering with 50% PCR

Published: January 27, 2021
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Plastic wrapping a case of water bottles at the packaging plant.

INDEVCO Plastics’s new 50% PCR film is used for bundling food and beverage products in multi-unit packages. | Itsanan/Shutterstock

PCR supplied through a partnership between Avangard Innovative and Dow is now being used to create a 50% recycled-content shrink bundling film.

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